Espiritu, New Orleans, LA Report #506

I was perusing restaurants online and this one got some pretty good reviews. It’s described as a, “Breezy, bohemian-style hangout serving Mexican classics like tacos & tortas, plus mezcal & tequila”. I had no idea what “bohemian-style” was, but it sounded good to me! So we came on in. Nice looking little place. I had… Continue reading Espiritu, New Orleans, LA Report #506

Taqueria Corona, Metairie, LA Report #490

*** Read until the end. Special BONUS report included AT NO EXTRA CHARGE!! *** The original Taqueria Corona opened on Magazine St. in uptown New Orleans back in 1988. I used to work in that area. I ate there once back in the 90’s. Can’t remember if I liked it or not, but for whatever… Continue reading Taqueria Corona, Metairie, LA Report #490

Las Cazuelas, Harvey, LA Report #462

We had some business to take care of in Harvey today, and as happens pretty often, I got hungry. STARVING in fact! I wasn’t far a baked potato joint called The Spud Spot, and one of their huge, seafood stuffed potatoes sounded like a great idea. So we headed on over. Unfortunately, there was a… Continue reading Las Cazuelas, Harvey, LA Report #462

Los Compadres, Gretna, LA Report #403

The city of New Orleans is split in two by the Mississippi River. We refer to the two areas as the Eastbank and the Westbank. A lot of people from the Eastbank don’t like to go to the Westbank. Some actually look down on Westbankers! Well, I was born and raised on the Eastbank. I… Continue reading Los Compadres, Gretna, LA Report #403

Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina, Gulfport, MS Report #399

This place is located right on U.S. Hwy. 49, which is the main Gulfport, MS, exit, just a little south of Interstate 10. So if you’re passing through Gulfport on I-10 and get the hankering for some Mexican food, you can drop off the interstate, hit this place right quick, then be back on your… Continue reading Aztecas Restaurant & Cantina, Gulfport, MS Report #399

Yo Ho Rum & Tacos, Orange Beach, AL Report #380

There’s an entertainment district in Orange Beach, Alabama known as The Wharf. There’s a marina, numerous stores, a movie theater, hotel, ferris wheel, and of course, restaurants. We were staying at the hotel here and perusing the different restaurant menus trying to decide where to eat, when we noticed brisket queso on the menu here.… Continue reading Yo Ho Rum & Tacos, Orange Beach, AL Report #380

El Gato Negro, Gretna, LA Report #373

El Gato Negro means “The Black Cat” in Spanish. I’ve been hearing people praise this place forever. Long ago I tried the French Quarter location, and honestly, it’s been so long I can’t even remember what I had. Never mind if it was good or not. A coworker of mine came in weeks ago talking… Continue reading El Gato Negro, Gretna, LA Report #373

Jalapeños Mexican Cuisine, Belle Chasse, LA Report #368

This place is located at the end of a very short strip mall on LA Hwy 23, also known as Belle Chasse Hwy. Keep heading south on that highway and it dead ends at the Gulf of Mexico, at the “toe” of Southeast Louisiana. I pass this restaurant pretty often going down to the Navy… Continue reading Jalapeños Mexican Cuisine, Belle Chasse, LA Report #368

The Velvet Cactus, New Orleans, LA Report #363

This is one of those places that you go to and wonder why you haven’t been there in so long. I love the place. If you miss their sign and you’re looking for the restaurant, the second picture is about all you’ll see. It’s tucked in under a bunch of trees of pretty much invisible.… Continue reading The Velvet Cactus, New Orleans, LA Report #363

Carreta’s Grill, Metairie, LA Report #359

Today I had my taxes done. It’s a dark day. Always is. I always have to pay. As tradition has it, we always go to eat afterwards. It’s one of the few things that makes me feel better that’s legal. Way back in Report #334, I explained that I was going to restaurants on this… Continue reading Carreta’s Grill, Metairie, LA Report #359